Insight: Human Rights / Nigerian Girls / News Network: Amgen Tour / Peter Petty
, Sacramento public radio
, Capital Public Radio
, CSU Sacramento
, UC Davis Human Rights Spring Symposium
, Keith Watenpaugh, Professor of Modern Islam and Director of the Human Rights Initiative at UC Davis
, refugee situation in Lebanon
, Boko Haram
, Nigeria kidnapping
, Bring Back Our Girls
, Amgen Tour of California
, Tour of California
, bike racing
, women's cycling in America
, Martha Bellisle, former competitive cyclist
, Peter Petty, singer/performer
, studio performance
, Jazz in the Courtyard
, Prohibition-Era jazz
Over the weekend, UC Davis hosted its 4th Annual Human Rights Spring Symposium with an emphasis on the growing refugee situation in Lebanon. Professor of Modern Islam and Director of the Human Rights Initiative at UC Davis. Keith Watenpaugh updates us on the work that his team is doing and what emerged from the conference.
The leader of an extremist group that has kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria said they would release them in exchange for some of its jailed fighters. Nigerian citizens have taken to social media to bring international awareness to the incident and put pressure on Boko Haram and the government to find and rescue the girls. A rally is planned this Sunday in Sacramento in conjunction with #BringBackOurGirls. We'll talk about the latest news with Dr. Ernest Uwazie, Director of the African Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Sacramento State, and Arinze V. Chukwuneta, President of the Sacramento Association of Nigerians.
Women attend a demonstration calling on government to rescue kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May. 5, 2014, A leader of a protest march for 276 missing schoolgirls said that Nigeria's First Lady ordered her and another protest leader arrested Monday, expressed doubts there was any kidnapping and accused them of belonging to the Islamic insurgent group blamed for the abductions. Saratu Angus Ndirpaya of Chibok town said State Security Service agents drove her and protest leader Naomi Mutah Nyadar to a police station Monday. Sunday Alamba / AP
This year's Amgen Tour of California says it "will feature more professional women's racing than any previous race of its kind on U.S. soil." But former competitive cyclist and regular "Insight" guest Martha Bellisle says that statement may not be accurate. She remembers a time when women raced every day men raced on tours like Amgen. To expand on this thought, Bellisle joins us for a conversation about the recent history of women's cycling in America and whether Amgen will truly feature more professional women's racing than any previous race of its kind.
Peter Petty isn't just a musician, he's a performer. Depending on the music he's performing, you might see him in a spacesuit, a purple wig or even a gorilla costume. But this Thursday you'll most likely see him dressed in a clean white tuxedo as he leads his 11-piece Prohibition-Era jazz band at the Crocker Art Museum's first concert in its "Jazz in the Courtyard" summer music series. The museum is presenting a "jazz through the ages" theme this year and Petty joins us to talk more about the concert series and his many musical ventures.